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O's too much for Blue Jays

Apr 12, 2015

O's too much for Blue Jays

Ubaldo Jimenez finally gave the Baltimore Orioles exactly what they wanted when they spent $50 million to sign him as a free agent. Jimenez struck out eight and allowed one single over seven sparkling innings, Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam and the Orioles ...

Apr 12, 2015

Mets' Mejia suspended 80 games

Injured New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended for 80 games Saturday, the fourth player in 16 days banned under the major league drug program following a positive test for the steroid Stanozolol. Minnesota pitcher Ervin Santana, Seattle pitcher David Rollins and Atlanta ...

Lion king Nakamura blasts Marines

Apr 11, 2015

Lion king Nakamura blasts Marines

Takeya Nakamura brought the Seibu Lions from behind on Saturday with a two-run home run in a 2-1 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines. With the Lions trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Nakamura belted his third home run of the season ...

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

Apr 11, 2015

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

In the latest classic matchup of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings early Saturday when the game-ending double play was turned at 2:13 a.m. After squandering leads in the ninth, 16th ...

Angels cool on Hamilton

Apr 11, 2015

Angels cool on Hamilton

Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno isn’t certain Josh Hamilton will play for the team again after his latest relapse into substance abuse. Moreno also said the outfielder’s contract contains language protecting the team against a relapse by Hamilton, apparently contradicting his previous statements. ...

Harvey bests Strasburg in return as Mets top Nats

Apr 10, 2015

Harvey bests Strasburg in return as Mets top Nats

Matt Harvey was rarin’ to go in his return from Tommy John surgery, right down to the knobs of his bats labeled with his nickname in all caps: DARK KNIGHT. A little more than two hours before throwing a pitch that mattered for the ...

Maeda records first victory of season

Apr 9, 2015

Maeda records first victory of season

Carp ace Kenta Maeda earned his first win of the season on Thursday after throwing seven innings in a 1-0 victory over the Yomiuri Giants. Before 26,796 at Mazda Stadium, the last-place Carp scored their only run against complete-game loser Tomoyuki Sugano (1-2) in ...

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Apr 9, 2015

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Chris Heston plunked the first batter he faced and compounded it by throwing the ball into right field while trying to pick him off. The two-base error led to a run, not exactly the start a pitcher going for his first big league win ...